Your First Sword

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  1. Gavaha

    Gavaha Art House Member

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    What was your first sword and what was the experience like?
     
  2. Broknpotre

    Broknpotre I know kung fu...

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    Hehe. Man, seems like a long time ago now. My first sword was actually a set of two. One samurai sword and one ninja sword. Both plainly decorated and made out of wimpy stainless steel. But you can bet I went outside and started murdering plants immediately. :D

    I even tried to chop branches off of some trees, but that didn't work very well. I still have them, but they both rattle quite a bit now, and the cloth wrapping on the handles is kind of loose. They are definitely at the low end of my collection, but I suppose they still have some sentimental value since they were my first.
     
  3. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    my fully functional spathion still in very good condition
     

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    finrod Born to woe.

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    My first sword was the hand and a half of cold steel
    It is still one of my favourites. It felt like the sword was alive in my hands and I still remember feeling like the blade made al movements herself used me as a instrument instead of beiing the instrument herself. I know it sounds a bit goofy but that's the best way for me to describe it.
    Yes, the cold steel blade was a fine one. regrettably she was killed in the line of duty when a friend ( a very bruised ex-friend afterwards) shattered her agains a concrete wall.
    I should had burned his bike for that but at that time I was, though out for revenge, just not very inventive.
     
  5. Broknpotre

    Broknpotre I know kung fu...

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    Geez. Was he trying to kill your sword, or was he thinking he'd be able to cut through concrete?
     
  6. Estel

    Estel New Member

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    maybe he thought...cold stell, I wonder if that could freeze and break through concrete...hrmm....


    or not...


    -Estel
     
  7. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    maybe he was just an imbecile
     
  8. Idaho Vorkosigan

    Idaho Vorkosigan Warrior of Rohan

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    It was some 5 years ago, I had seen Excalibur for the first time, and I was amazed! I went to the cutlery shop in the mall and put a payment down on the Excalibur sword they had (I was like 16, so I didn't make much money..... not that I do now, either... hmmm) Anyways, after a month or so, I'd put 170 down on it and gave up, and bought a Samurai Sword. I believe it's close to the one in the Highlander series... suffice it to say, I paid way too much, but it's a solid little sword. I still use it to practice, since the uc, while beautiful and well put-together seem more fragile.
     
  9. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    they dont just seem fragile but are fragile:(
     
  10. NCO MOS18B

    NCO MOS18B Better than you.

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    Not really. They're made out of freaking STEEL. Steel is not fragile, GLASS is.
     
  11. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    yeah but its stainless steel which in a strait long blade can be fragile for metal and my experience with 1st sword was like being a real Byz warrior:p
     
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    You're right. Stainless steel can EXPLODE under the right conditions, whereas a tempered high carbon blade would only nick or chip.
     
  13. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    Dont wanna see that happen do we:confused:
     
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    I got Strider's ranger sword a couple of months ago and it is still the only one I have at the moment.
     
  15. NCO MOS18B

    NCO MOS18B Better than you.

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    Oh, and my first was Glamdring. I wonder how much a custom made functional Glamdring would cost me...
     
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    My first sword was a katana. Altho, the blade rattles a lot now, and all the fake plated gold in the grip has fallen off, its a good sword. The edge was incredably sharp. As far as my favorite sword, its Glamdring.
     
  17. Doombringer

    Doombringer The End of All Things

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    My first was a CAS Iberia claymore. I never banged it against any trees or walls, so it's still in great shape ;)
     
  18. darkdragon

    darkdragon The Black Prince

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    My first sword was a Japanese Katana, which I still have. It was probably the most exciting moment in my life. I wanted one since I was 11 years old. :D :D :D :banana:
     
  19. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    A fully functional glamdring would probably run in the thousands to high hundreds price range
     
  20. CarlG2

    CarlG2 New Member

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    My first sword was that Barbarian Sword that can be found just about everywhere. I was really into Conan the Barbarian as a kid, and this sword reminded me of the one used in movies. One of the coolest Christmas presents ever! :)

    My next swords were two I bought in Toledo, Spain, on a trip in high school, and then a Samurai sword set I got in a temple near Tokyo (was in Japan on an exchange program, also in high school). Unfortunately, the scabard on one of them got damaged in transit back to the US... :(

    I got a flimsy battle-axe somewhere along the way, and then nothing for about 15 years. Being a HUGE LOTR fan since around 4th grade, I couldn't pass on these UC LOTR swords...so, I'm in the process of collecting the set. :eek:

    As I've started getting back into swords, I've been doing a lot of research and am highly intrigued by some of the "real" stuff that is available (i.e. tempered, high carbon, etc.) Maybe someday I'll pick up a fully functional sword...limited funds, so for now it is just the LOTR swords and accessories. :)
     
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